Unit Group 2341: Agricultural and Forestry Scientists


Advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.

Indicative Skill Level

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).


Collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production

Advising Farmers and Farm Managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options

Advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs

Studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees

Studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production

Developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production

Managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community

Studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields

Preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems

Investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

Other occupations 

234112: Agricultural Scientist

234113: Forester / Forest Scientist

  • Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Horticulture Online study

Advance your environmental or landscaping career with CSU’s Bachelor of Horticulture. Study horticulture with CSU to hone your skills and enhance sustainability of rural industries and regional economic development. 

Level of study: Undergraduate

Start date:12 July 2021

Duration:3 years 

Tuition fees (AUD $):30,400 Per Year

Entry Requirements:

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR equivalent of 60 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.


A completed Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with an equivalent ranking to the currently listed ATAR


A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.


50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.


A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.


Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.


Work experience, within the same industry as the course profile, of no less than two years.


STANDARD English Language Proficiency requirements.

  • The University of Queensland

This four-year dual program will develop your business skills and deep scientific expertise to prepare you for a career in the agriculture sector in Australia and overseas.

LOCATION Gatton, St Lucia

FEES A$43504 (indicative per year)


START SEMESTER Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)

QTAC CODE 766601



AQF Level 7

Entry Requirements:

Minimum entry score

Check the minimum entry scores for the individual programs. You must meet the higher score.

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Bachelor of Agricultural Science


Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C).

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT – Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB – Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons – Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE – A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES – Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

  • University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours (S4A)

Duration: Minimum 4 Years



Semester 1, Semester 2

Tuition: 2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $151,527 AUD



6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)


72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic

50 with no score lower than 42

UTASAccess English

Level 6 – 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE

(Certificate of Advanced English) B Grade

Cambridge CPE

(Certificate of Proficiency in English) C Grade

Cambridge BEC

(Business English Certificate) Higher C Grade

  • La Trobe University


Award Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with Honours

Start dates Semester 1 (March 2021), Semester 2 (July 2021)

Duration 1 year full-time

Annual tuition fee A$39 200 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

CRICOS code 069549D


Academic entry requirement

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Honours in your major

You may be eligible to complete Honours in a major completed as part of your undergraduate degree. Your eligibility is subject to the availability and agreement of a suitable supervisor for the major and you meeting the entry requirements specific to that major. For more information, please see the University Handbook.

English language requirement

6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

  • Melbourne University

Bachelor of Agriculture

Course overview

3 years full time / 6 years part time

Honours available

On Campus (Parkville)

Available to domestic and international students

Start Year Intake – March and Mid Year Intake – July

Tuition Fee:

Indicative first year fee


Indicative total course fee


Entry Requirements:

Entry score 2021


Guaranteed entry

Lowest ATAR selected 2020


Guide only


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or at least 30 in EAL, and at least 25 in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics or at least 30 in Further Mathematics.